Judging Criteria & FAQs


Judging criteria

Grants are selected by a panel of judges, who take the following into consideration when selecting winners:

  1. Information provided: Your application must clearly demonstrate why you are a worthy recipient of a grant. Highlighting exactly why your school, club, team or you personally deserve a grant helps judges assess your application.
  2. Supporting material: Images and videos may be submitted to support grant entries. Making the effort to supply supporting material demonstrates to judges your enthusiasm for winning a grant.
  3. Location: Winners are selected throughout New Zealand to ensure ANZ is supporting netball communities around the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can apply for an ANZ Grant?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme is open to all schools, netball clubs, social teams, administrators, individual players and fans in New Zealand.

Q: How do I know which category to apply for?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme has four applicant categories: Clubs & Schools (any team or club affiliated with a school, junior or senior clubs or teams and academies at any level), Social Teams (teams playing in social competitions, includes indoor netball), Fans ( all passionate netball fan or supporter) and Administrators & Individuals (any administrator involved in the sport or individual netball player)

Q: Can I apply for more than one grant?

A: You can only select one grant per grant scheme entry from the list provided that you think would benefit you the most.

Q: Can I put in more than one application for my team/club?

A: Multiple applications for the same team or club will be declined.

Q: Is there a price limit for grants?

A: Our standard netball grants (Uniform Grant, Netball Gear Grant, ANZ Championship Tickets Grant) have set prices and cannot be altered in scope or value after they have been awarded to the recipient. However there is no price limit for the Personalised Netball Grant.

Q: Can I change one of the standard netball grants?

A: Standard netball grants cannot be changed. If you have a specific request outside of these grants, you can apply for a Personalised Netball Grant.

Q: What happens if I apply without uploading a photo or video?

A: Your application will still be judged, however submitting supporting material like images or a video strengthens your application by providing the judges with further insight into why you, your club or team deserves the grant.

Q: What information do the judges want to know?

A: The judges want to know why you think you deserve a grant and any interesting or unique information that supports your application. If you are part of a team it is also helpful to let us know the age range, number of players and level you play at.

Q: When can I submit an ANZ grant application?

A: Entries for the ANZ Grant Scheme opened on Monday 9 February 2015 and will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 7 June 2015.

Q: When will successful ANZ Grant Scheme applications be announced?

A: There are four rounds of winner announcements throughout the ANZ Grant Scheme:

Round one: Wednesday 18 March 2015
Round two: Wednesday 15 April 2015
Round three: Wednesday 13 May 2015
Round four: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Winners will be contacted by phone initially then by email, and can be found in the ANZ Courtside Gallery by using the Winners filter.

Q: I was a grant scheme winner last year. Can I submit another application this year?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme receives a high number of worthy applicants each year and we want to make sure as many people as possible benefit from a grant. We encourage you to still apply, however priority will be given to those who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.

Q: How will I know that my application has been received?

A: You will receive an automatic email to confirm your application has been successfully uploaded.

Q: Will I get notified if my application is not awarded a grant?

A: Only winning ANZ Grant Scheme applicants will be notified via phone and email. To see if your grant application has been awarded a grant, check the Grant Scheme Gallery and click on the Winners filter.

Q: How old do you have to be to apply for a grant?

A: There is no age restriction for grant applicants. However, applicants under the age of 18 will need to provide contact details for a parent or guardian.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about the ANZ Grant Scheme or application process?

A: If you have a question about the ANZ Grant Scheme, please send it to us via the Contact Us page on ANZ Courtside.